New monitor and I am getting no display (SOLVED)

Appeet appeet at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 2 21:16:45 UTC 2005


> >     Appeet wrote:
> >      > I had installed fedora fc3 on my desktop.
> Everything was working
> >     fine
> >      > until I connected a "New MONITOR".
> >      >
> >      > Once I installed my new monitor, I do not
> get any GUI. Only the
> >     shell
> >      > appears during startup and after that it is
> just the monitor
> >     power light
> >      > blinking (I know monitor is fine because on
> my dual boot things
> >     are well
> >      > on the XP side)
> >      >
> >      > So what do i need to do ? Do I need to
> probe my new monitor ? How
> >     can I
> >      > do it ?
> >      >
>> >      >
> >      >
> >     login as root and issuse this command.
> > 
> >     system-config-display --reconfig
> > 
> >     Now you can reconfigure your new monitor.
> > 
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> 
> When you boot your system (without being in rescue
> mode) do you get 
> dumped to a text log in prompt? If so log in as root
> and try the 
> system-config-display --reconfig again. What are the
> results. If you are 
> not able to see the screen when you boot this way
> then read below.
> 
> Another thing you can do is boot into run level 3
> and by pass any X 
> stuff. Do this by hitting the e key when the grub
> menu is up then edit 
> the kernel line and add a 3 at the end of it. hit
> enter and then b when 
> your ready to boot. Once here you can again try to
> reconfigure your 
> display like above.
> 
> One thing that you can try would be to make a copy
> of the current 
> xorg.conf and then delete the current xorg.conf, and
> try to run the 
> system-config-display --reconfig again. Please
> remember to make a copy 
> before you delete it.
> 



Thank you very much.. THIS WORKED! 

I went in on level 3 then removed the already existing
xorg.conf file, reran the system-config-display util.
Then rebooted! Now I have my GNOME. (I was missing out
on the delete xorg.conf file step) Thanks for pointing
this out and getting me going.

Regards.,




		
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